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MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 8:00am PST
confident in paul ryan, the lead republican, in negotiations, but isn't so sure the deal tackles long-term problems. >> what i'm hearing is we are going to replace about $65 billion of appropriation cuts and we're going to do it sort of with a collection of cats and dogs, fees on airline passengers, spectrum sales and things like that that don't amount to long-term savings in the next decade. >> join meeg riging me right no king. thanks for making time for me. we have heard that the budget does not deal with entitlement reform tax loopholes, major debt reduction or all of the sequestration cuts. you're on the special budget conference that's coming up with the plan. that's your feeling on how this is taking shape, and then what's your biggest linchpin of concern? >> well, first, thomas, i think it's really important to say that more important i believe than the numbers and the details are doing it at all. you've got to understand congress hasn't passed a budget in four years, and i think simply coming to a deal that can be passed by both houses and get us off of this crisis to crisis
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 8:00am PST
community leaders, do you? >> but why would you send rand paul to detroit? >> i'm sorry? look, what we're doing here, what we're doing here at the rnc is an effort -- you know, we realize that we need to expand the electorate so we're making every effort to meet people in the places where they live and in places where we haven't necessarily always been before. and so, for example, you know, chairman man reince priebus just last month as well was in new orleans meeting with black families, parents and students who benefit from this louisiana scholarship program. let me tell you about the scholarship program they have down there in louisiana. it benefits low income families. white and black. eight out of ten louisianans support the program. that numbers more than 90% amongst black families. why does the president want to shut the door of opportunity on these kids and their families by filing a lawsuit to stop the program? what we have here is a bold program at the rnc that we believe is going to empower communities, empower families and empower individuals. >> okay. let's talk about e
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
leaders going to work this weekend? paul ryan and patty murray are back at home this weekend in wisconsin and washington states respectively. are we nearing another government shutdown? tennessee's republican congresswoman marsha blackburn sits on the senate house budget committee. good to see you. thanks for spending some time with me. you sit on the budget committee. as you keep an eye on the ryan/murray budget conference, trying to hammer out a deal, what are you most hoping to see come out of it and what are you most willing to compromise on? >> i think that we are all hopeful that they are going to reach a budget number and be able to come to that agreement so that the appropriators can start building that budget out. that's what we're hopeful. a couple of things that we would like to see is dealing with the long-term system at growth that you see through the trust funds and through the entitlements. craig, one of the things we know is with the work we've done through sequestration, you're going to see a growth in discretionary spending that will be about 17% of the budget. but when
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm PST
. so you have a big ideological debate here about the role of unemployment benefits, rand paul, this kind of keeps people from getting jobs. the economic data suggests that's not true. that said, it's hard to get house republicans to agree to basically, you know -- withdraw sequester and also increase unemployment benefits in the same two weeks. so i think it's going to be the challenge as we go forward here. >> the washington speak on this is you might get more results if you don't have to have them swallow too many bitter pills at once. the skeptical view that many people have, they're not going to do it. the budget here, as i mentioned to the senator, seems to be a place where republicans don't want to double down. dana, let's listen for a second to something senator rand paul just said. >> what detroit needs to thrive is not washington's domineering hand, but freedom from big government's mastery. to thrive, detroit needs less government and more freedom. >> that is, senator paul in detroit. he gets some points for going there. a lot of congress members would rather ignore detroi
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 8:00am PST
. >>> raw amotion from actor tyrese beggibson as he gifts th site where his friend paul walker was killed in a horrific car crash over the weekend. still ahead what investigators say may have played a role in that tragic accident. >>> plus the rnc now back tracking on a tweet attempting to honor rosa parks' historic arrest. just how hard is it really working to reach out to the african-american community in this country? the agenda panel weighs in on that. >>> first, the florida woman who got a 20-year sentence for firing what she says is a warning shot at her abusive husband is out on bond. i'm going to talk to one of the lawyers who helped her get that new trial next. [ paper rustles, outdoor sounds ] ♪ [ male announcer ] laura's heart attack didn't come with a warning. today her doctor has her on a bayer aspirin regimen to help reduce the risk of another one. if you've had a heart attack, be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. >>> a florida woman awaiting a new trial on a controversial stand your ground case is free on bond. marissa alexander was r
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 8:00am PST
causing them to become part of this perpetual unemployed group of our economy. >> that was rand paul, not dick durbin, which you can find plenty of fodder on that one too. but the bottom line is he didn't think that would scuttle the deal. just explain to people because there's a chance that unemployment benefits could still be extended even if it's not in the deal and people don't necessarily understand that. >> that's right. we can take up the legislation separately, it doesn't have to be baked into the budget deal. i think as long as there's some agreement that has them go side by side before the deadline expires, then we would be able to embrace that. >> so do you -- so it's not a deal breaker from your perspective either to have it in the specific budget deal? >> as long as there's an agreement that it's going happen, then it's not a deal breaker. >> so politico has a piece up right now basically saying the budget talks are worrying for those not in the room, namely senate republicans and house democrats hearing details through the media. it says as angst over the content of the
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 1:00pm PST
when it comes to the president's policies, actions do speak louder than words. >> congressman paul ryan and senator patty murray are reportedly close to striking a small deal. >> democracy in action is a beautiful thing. >> far from the grand bargain some were hoping for. >> most incremental, smallest, tiniest. >> the fact that we are, is telling about where we are. >> congratulations. you didn't shut down the government. hallelujah. >> unemployment benefits. how is that going to shake out? >> you're causing them to become part of this perpetual, unemployed group in our economy. >> you have presided over what is perhaps the least productive, least popular congresses in history. >> it ought to be judged on how many laws we repeal. >> there are too many of us on the sidelines, comfortable in complacency, and cynicism, when our voices must be heard. >> there is snow, sleet, and to tension for slippery commutes in the northeast. washington, d.c. is seeing the sun peek out after a blanket of snowfall, which temporarily closed some government offices. just don't call it a shutdown. congr
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 8:00am PST
real terms right now is below where it was when harry truman was in office. >> so, paul, if we look at certain states, california, new jersey, new york, they've raised minimum wage requirements, but on a national level, how effective are demonstrations like what we'll see today to help elevate the conversation to where it needs to be? >> i've been following involved with wage campaigns for more than 20 years. i've never seen this level of national focus and momentum, and in particular, states are already starting to act and they're pushing for much more significant increases in the minimum wage that bring it much closer to the historic level. the president and congress have called for $10 an hour. california has approved $10 an hour and then last week, a tech entrepreneur filed a ballot initiative to go to $12 one upping it. other states and massachusetts, illinois, maryland are moving toward ten or more. in the high-cost city they're leading the way. the seatac where the seattle airport is a priefd $15 wage and now seattle, chicago, new york are calling for similar higher minimum w
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 8:00am PST
you ever heard and unscathed by bitterness. and he always loved to tell a good joke. and paul simon said, he conceived a model for mortal enemies to overcome their hatred and find a way through compassion to rebuild a nation based on truth, justice, and the power of forgiveness. we'll have special coverage throughout this how. and we'll go to the white house and explore the special connection between mandela and president obama. then on to capitol hill where senator leahy was there in the 1990s. then i'll be joined by martin luther king iii. and we want to use today's question for you and get your thoughts for nelson mandela. how will you remember him and his legacy? >>> coming up next, we're getting into other big headlines of the day. backing up president obama as he looks to resell his signature legislation. joining our conversation, one of the members of that strike team matt cartwright. and that new jobs report. it's just out today showing unemployment falling to a five-year low. but republicans on the hill still not 100% happy about it. we'll explain. stay with us. hi honey, d
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 11:00am PST
, paul gigoe and katty kay. now, david gregory. >> we're back from new york. the reverend al sharpton is here. your book is out now called "the rejected stone." congratulations on that. i want to talk to the group about not really the other side of mandela, just his historical context. he celebrated in death, he celebrated in life, but there is a more divided view on mandela in the anc. senator kennedy on this program back in '86 talking about the push of economic sanctions against south africa when there was political disagreement about that, and indeed, reagan didn't agree. here was senator kennedy in '86. >> what we're interested in doing is achieving the political objectives that desmond tutu has talked about, freeing mandela, freeing detainees. hopefully in the meantime we might get some international group who can go to south afric been reported beaten to death in the south african prisons. >> tom, this was a different time. cold war is what holds sway over our views. >> first of all, talk about south africa and the real consequences of apartheid. it was an unspeakable policy they
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